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March 7, 2014 | Valerie J. Nelson
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to figure it out. " Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe made what many consider the most extraordinary medical advance in baseball history that September when he invented a transplant procedure that resurrected...
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March 8, 2014 | BILL SHAIKIN
Frank Jobe batted third at Cooperstown last summer, in the annual awards ceremony on the Saturday before the induction ceremony. Paul Hagen led off, a distinguished baseball writer from Philadelphia. Shirley Cheek followed, the widow of the late Tom Cheek, a beloved broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays. The names of Paul Hagen and Tom Cheek would be forever displayed within the Hall of Fame. Jobe's award did not come with a permanent place inside the Hall of Fame -- an error that ought to be rectified forthwith -- but the good doctor nonetheless was delighted with his moment in the Cooperstown sun. Jobe rose to his feet, slowly.
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March 7, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX - Over the winter Zach Lee said he was coming to spring training to win a spot in the Dodgers rotation. And though that's clearly not going to happen this season, the 22-year-old right-hander isn't about to change his goals. "Any time you're going to set a goal, you kind of want to set it high," said Lee, who made his first appearance of the spring Friday, shutting out the Texas Rangers for two innings. "If you set it too low then you'll probably meet it and you'll kind of get content with it. " Lee, who signed a record $5.25-million bonus after being selected in the first round of the 2010 draft, was the Dodgers' minor league pitcher of the year last summer when he won 10 games and posted a 3.22 earned-run average at double-A Chattanooga.
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March 7, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX - Over the winter Zach Lee said he was coming to spring training to win a spot in the Dodgers rotation. And though that's clearly not going to happen this season, the 22-year-old right-hander isn't about to change his goals. "Any time you're going to set a goal, you kind of want to set it high," said Lee, who made his first appearance of the spring Friday, shutting out the Texas Rangers for two innings. "If you set it too low then you'll probably meet it and you'll kind of get content with it. " Lee, who signed a record $5.25-million bonus after being selected in the first round of the 2010 draft, was the Dodgers' minor league pitcher of the year last summer when he won 10 games and posted a 3.22 earned-run average at double-A Chattanooga.
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May 28, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
We did not get the chance to say farewell, and thank you. Dr. Lewis Yocum wanted it that way. He lived his last days the way he lived all of them, with the sincere belief that the spotlight should be on the people he treated, not on the doctor who treated them. The baseball community recoiled in shock on Tuesday, when the Angels announced the passing of one of the giants of sports medicine. He had touched so many, and yet so few even knew he was sick. And then came the outpouring of love and gratitude, the portrait of a man with exceptional skill, uncommon dignity and a wicked good sense of humor.
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April 4, 1986 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
Pedro Guerrero, trapped in a moment of indecision, caught a spike in the infield dirt while sliding into third base here Thursday afternoon and ruptured a tendon in his left leg, putting the Dodgers' most productive hitter on the sidelines for a minimum of three months. Guerrero will undergo surgery at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood this morning, just three days before the start of the 1986 season.
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September 29, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Frank Jobe is in his 41st year with the Dodgers. He has examined thousands of pitchers, by his own estimate. Yet he has never before seen an injury like the one that has sidelined right-hander Brad Penny. So it's understandable that Jobe can't be certain of a return date for the pitcher, who is suffering from a nerve injury in the biceps on his pitching arm.
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June 18, 1995
My Aunt Louise subscribed to Photoplay, wrote fan letters, and kept a movie star scrapbook for so long that she began to hallucinate. Boldface lie, my father said, but I believed my Aunt Louise's story that the movie star Richard Egan had fallen head-over-heels in love with her, drove all the way from Hollywood to Colton, California to meet her on Saturday afternoons at the chili dog stand on Mt. Vernon Boulevard.
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February 21, 2002 | Mike DiGiovanna, From Staff and Wire Reports
Frank Jobe, the Dodger team physician who has performed hundreds of career-saving surgeries and is one of the pioneers in the sports medicine field, will be on the other end of the scalpel Tuesday when he undergoes quadruple bypass surgery in Los Angeles. A body scan before spring training revealed four blockages in Jobe's heart, one that could be life-threatening. Jobe, 76, left Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla.
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January 9, 1987 | GUY GRUPPIE
Mike Warren, former Fullerton High School pitching star, underwent successful reconstructive surgery on his right elbow Thursday morning in Centinela Hospital at Inglewood, Dr. Frank Jobe said. Jobe transferred a tendon from Warren's left ankle to his pitching elbow in an operation similar to one he performed on Tommy John, then of the Dodgers, in 1974. "It went very well," Jobe said. "I think the chances of Mike resuming his pitching career are good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | Valerie J. Nelson
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to figure it out. " Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank Jobe made what many consider the most extraordinary medical advance in baseball history that September when he invented a transplant procedure that resurrected...
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Two nationally known sports medicine groups have agreed to partner with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on a new orthopedic center. The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group said Monday they will work with Cedars-Sinai on a new Institute for Sports Sciences. Under this collaboration, all three parties said they would continue to see patients at their current locations. Kerlan-Jobe and the Santa Monica medical group already care for professional sports teams and many high-profile athletes and Hollywood stars.
SPORTS
July 27, 2013
"Do I feel like it should be stripped? I mean, yeah, I do. I feel like it should be, but that's not for me to decide, you know?" - The Dodgers' Matt Kemp , who finished second to Ryan Braun in voting for National League most valuable player in 2011, on whether Braun deserves the prize after being suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. "Sandy Koufax teases me, or did one time. He said, 'Why weren't you smart enough to come up with that 10 years before and I think it could be called the Koufax operation?
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May 28, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
We did not get the chance to say farewell, and thank you. Dr. Lewis Yocum wanted it that way. He lived his last days the way he lived all of them, with the sincere belief that the spotlight should be on the people he treated, not on the doctor who treated them. The baseball community recoiled in shock on Tuesday, when the Angels announced the passing of one of the giants of sports medicine. He had touched so many, and yet so few even knew he was sick. And then came the outpouring of love and gratitude, the portrait of a man with exceptional skill, uncommon dignity and a wicked good sense of humor.
SPORTS
February 14, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The highlight for Brandt Jobe after Thursday's first round of the Northern Trust Open was not his five-under-par 66 and his third-place standing. It was that he could shoot 66 at Riviera and sit at a news conference without any pain. If the movie people were smart, they'd come up with a feature-length production from his story. Al Pacino, star of "Scarface," could play Jobe. Only they'd call this one "Scar Tissue. " Jobe is not so much a pro golfer as he is a medical marvel. He has had more operations than the U.S. military in Afghanistan.
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December 28, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Kings tonight AT PHOENIX When: 6 PST. Where: Jobing.com Arena. On the air: TV: Ch. 13; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 22-12-1, Coyotes 16-12-7. Record vs. Coyotes: 0-1. Update: Goaltender Jonathan Quick, who earned his fourth shutout of the season Monday with a 24-save performance in San Jose, is scheduled to start against the Coyotes as the Kings begin another back-to-back sequence. Coach Terry Murray said he's leaning toward starting Jonathan Bernier on Thursday at home against Philadelphia.
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September 3, 2003 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
Although the Dodgers said Tuesday they have not determined whether right fielder Shawn Green must undergo surgery to repair his damaged right shoulder, team physician Frank Jobe indicated it appears necessary at this point. "I wouldn't want to say for sure right now," Jobe said, "but I'm leaning toward it." Green revealed Monday he has played despite a painful shoulder injury since spring training, saying he expects to have surgery after the season. An MRI exam Aug.
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June 20, 1991 | BARRY ZEPEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Adam was a lanky right-handed pitcher from Gardena High when he was drafted in 1972 in the sixth round of the amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Unlike most athletes who have an opportunity to play baseball professionally, Adam eventually made it to the big leagues, but not the way he planned. His professional playing career, all at the Class-A level, lasted only two seasons. He was cut by the Orioles after the 1972 season and was picked up by the Angels in '73.
SPORTS
January 28, 2006 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
They could have been stamping passports here Friday during the second round of the Buick Invitational, where Brandt Jobe, who refined his skills playing in Japan, shot a five-under-par 67 to take a two-shot lead over Tim Clark of South Africa and Jesper Parnevik of Sweden.
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January 27, 2006 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
They're one round deep into the Buick Invitational and that should be long enough to know who's leading, but that would be too easy. Actually, nothing was too easy to fathom Thursday at Torrey Pines, especially the South course, plus a struggling Tiger Woods and the fact that the player who is tied for the lead says he really isn't in first place at all. Brandt Jobe and Thomas Levet beat up the user-friendly North course with seven-under-par 65s and they're tied for the lead ...
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